Local economy

Growing mushrooms using Japanese technology

Thanh Cao Kinoko’s mushroom farm in Hanoi, daily supplies the market with nearly 1.5 tons of clean mushrooms produced using Japanese technology.
Covering a 3,000m2 area in Doc Tin commune, My Duc district, the farm of Thanh Cao Kinoko Import Export Co., Ltd, mainly produces enoki, shimeji and oyster mushrooms.

Director Duong Thi Thu Hue said that after learning about the growing technology in Japan, she invested nearly 50 billion dong to grow clean mushrooms with technology and production lines imported from Japan.

Thanh Cao Kinoko mushroom farm is located in Doc Kinh village, Doc Tin Commune, My Duc district, Hanoi. 

The farm grows mainly enoki, shimeji and oyster mushrooms.

 Packaging stage.

 Enoki mushrooms are harvested after 42 days. 

 Advanced technology and machines for growing mushrooms. 

Workers must strictly comply with safe production standards.

Weighing mushrooms before packaging. 

The farm employs Japanese technology.

 Packed mushrooms are preserved at cool temperatures. 

To run the farm, Hue sent her employees to Japan for training, and collaborated with microbiological experts and scientists from the Agricultural Genetics Institute (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), Vietnam National University of Agriculture and Japan’s Hiroshima University.

Besides part-time local employees, the farm also attracts students from Vietnam National University of Agriculture for their summer internships and organizes Japanese language training to reach well-trained employees for the business.

Thanh Cao Kinoko mushrooms are sold at supermarkets and clean food marts across the country. With a sale price of 100,000-200,000 dong/kg, the farm earns billions of dong each month.

Story: Ngan Ha - Photos: Khanh Long

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